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Old 09-26-2022, 08:34 PM
dvalle dvalle is offline
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: SE Michigan
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Default Alternators for O-360 Lycoming

Looking for some recent input?

I found a thread way back that spoke to alternators to replace the ND. It said use the 1986 Suzuki Samurai made my Altima from O-Reilly's as it worked great. I assumed they were made in China which made me cringe but, I bought a new one. Reading about failures, broken ears, etc, and a new plane to me...I worked to make sure no loads on alignment taking many hours, spacers, etc. Then, the last thing, pluggin' in the connector, and it didn't work. Many hours later with full removal to figure out why, it's just not the same quality as the Denso. There was interference with the outside portion of the connector and the metal housing and an internal mini box. After 3 alternators, I gave up and ordered another China made brand which turned out to have similar problems with quality. I modified it to make it work, unfortunately, the connector safety clip is loose and wonder if it will work its way loose.

It's a $100 part, what should I expect:-)
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